Let’s talk Remote Keyless Entry
Another interesting thread from the Volvo Forum…
No history, no remote. Does my 850 have keyless entry?
Q: It only came with *one* key and a foggy history, so I think it might well have keyless entry that might not be in use. If it does and I just need the remote, could anyone recommend a place to find one where I won’t be absolutely ruined pricewise? How about pointing me towards programming instructions if you could?
A: As optioned as your car sounds there is a very good chance that it originally came with a remote. The way to tell for sure is to remove the glove box and look directly to the right, along the A pillar to see if the receiver box is there.
Bonus! More on the Volvo 850
Volvo unveiled an entirely new model series in June 1991, the Volvo 850 GLT. The Volvo 850 GLT was launched under the banner of “A dynamic car with four world-beating breakthroughs”.
The four new features were: transverse 5-cylinder engine driving the front wheels, Delta-link rear axle which combined the dynamics and ride comfort of independent suspension with the security of a live rear axle, the SIPS integrated side-impact protection system, and the self-adjusting front seat belt mechanism.
The exterior design of the 850 bore a strong Volvo identity, and its 740 and 940 heritage was immediately apparent.
Volvo 850 GLT received a tumultuous welcome; seldom has a new car reaped so many awards as the 850.
Over the intervening years, the 850 series has been expanded with additional variants, among them turbocharged petrol versions and a direct-injection turbo-diesel.
The Volvo 850 was also the first car in the world to offer side-impact airbags, which were introduced in autumn 1994.
In model year 1997, the S70 replaced the 850 Sedan car.
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